13 January 2009 — DFSA Amends Policy on Licence Notification

The Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") today announced that it will no longer issue public announcements regarding licences granted to, or withdrawn from, Authorised Firms, Ancillary Service Providers and Registered Auditors, operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre ("DIFC").

DFSA's Chief Executive, Paul Koster, said:"The DFSA has amended this policy so as to bring the DFSA more closely in line with the usual means employed by international regulators to provide that sort of information. Accordingly, the DFSAs Public Register on will, from now on, be the single point of reference in this regard."